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Namibia, from Brandberg Mountain to Namib Desert Dunes

21.6S 15.6E

June 18th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains

Namibia - May 23rd, 2011

Visible near the top edge of the left side of this image of Namibia is the Brandberg Mountain, the country’s highest peak.

It is located in Damaraland, in the northwestern Namib Desert, near the coast, and covers an area of approximately 650 kmĀ². Its highest point stands at 2573m above sea level and is located on the flat Namib gravel plains.

These gravel plans appear tan in color and extend southward to the middle of the image, where the sandy portion of the Namib Desert beings. Rippling rows of orange sand dunes can be observed in the full image.

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